Aston Villa 0 Liverpool 2: Brendan Rodgers pleased with complete display

Brendan Rodgers was pleased with Liverpool's 2-0 win at Aston Villa

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Brendan Rodgers was pleased with a “complete performance” after the Reds were narrow winners at Aston Villa.

The away side made the breakthrough in the 24th minute as Italy international Fabio Borini scored his first Premier League goal of the season.

Raheem Sterling wasted a brilliant chance to put Liverpool 2-0 up before the break, whilst Borini was too hesistant to bag his second of the game.

Villa improved in the second half, but substitute Rickie Lambert finally secured three points for the visitors with his first goal for the club.

Speaking to BBC Sport after the 2-0 win, Rodgers said: “It was always going to be a difficult game.

“Aston Villa are a hard team to try to break down but we were very complete in our performance.

“We passed the ball around really well at times and our counter-attack was very good, and we probably should have exploited that more than we did.

“Importantly, when we had to defend at important moments of the game we stood up to the challenge and it is another clean sheet.”

Liverpool are four points behind fourth-placed Southampton after notching up back-to-back away wins in the Premier League.

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